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Erik Haula | Center

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 192
College: Minnesota
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Erik Haula will likely play at center next season.
While coach Mike Yeo would not commit to Haula playing center only, he did say that that the Finn, who busted his jaw at the 2014 World Championships, was best suited to play as a pivot. "I like him in the middle. I think his speed is more of a factor when he's coming through the middle of the ice," Yeo said. "Defensively he's very, very strong down low in his own zone -- because of his speed, because of his stick, because he's a smart player." Haula did not require surgery and should be 100 percent by the end of June. Jun 7 - 8:14 AM

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Erik Haula fractured his jaw while playing in the gold medal game in the 2014 World Championship.

The good news is that Haula should be fine in four weeks and he won't need surgery. He had six goals and nine assists in 46 contests in 2013-14.
May 28 - 6:50 PM

Erik Haula will join Team Finland for the remainder of the World Championship.

Haula had six goals and nine assists in 46 games in 2013-14. He also had seven points in 13 playoff contests.
May 14 - 3:27 PM

Erik Haula was the only Minnesota goal scorer Tuesday as the team was eliminated from the playoffs following a 2-1 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 6 of the western conference semi-finals.

Haula tied the game to 1-1 with a burst of speed and a deadly shot at 2:29 of the second period. Haula finished his playoffs with four goals and three assists in 13 games. The rookie was one of the best Minnesota players in the postseason.
May 14 - 4:47 AM

Erik Haula scored the Minnesota Wild's lone goal in a 2-1 loss to the Blackhawks in playoff action in Chicago Sunday night.

The goal was a gem. Haula opened the scoring with a beautiful combination of jaw-dropping speed and hustle. He carried the puck the length of the ice, blowing past two all-stars -- forward Patrick Kane and defenseman Duncan Keith -- before snapping off a shot that was stopped by Chicago goalie Corey Crawford. Haula got his own rebound, though, and backhanded the puck. This time, Crawford saved with his extended leg pad, but the puck bounced up in the air and into the net before Brent Seabrook could bat it away with his stick. The goal was Haula's third of the post-season.
May 12 - 12:21 AM

Erik Haula posted the game-winning goal against Chicago in Game 3 on Tuesday night.

He opened up the floodgates in the third after two scoreless periods. The Wild scored four answered goals in the final frame. Haula has arguably been Minnesota's best forward in the series. Haula has earned a point in three straight games versus the Blackhawks to give him a total of five in 10 outings these playoffs.
May 7 - 9:27 AM

Erik Haula is projected to be back with Justin Fontaine and Nino Niederreiter in Game 2 against Chicago.

The trio practiced Saturday and they played together during the first round versus Minnesota. "I feel we had a good series when we played together against Colorado," Niederreiter said. "We are three pretty fast guys and we know we can make plays out there but at same time we know we have to play solid defensively and make sure we play our game and system. That's when good things will happen." Haula has a goal and two assists in eight postseason contests.
Source: NHL.com
May 3 - 5:58 PM

Erik Haula produced a goal and an assist in Sunday's 7-3 loss to Nashville.

It was the first multi-point game of his NHL career. The Wild rookie ended the regular season strong with three goals and seven points in his last seven games. He has played well while filling in on Minnesota's second line, but if Mikael Granlund is able to return in the playoffs then Haula will get bumped down the depth chart.
Apr 14 - 1:31 PM

Erik Haula sniped a goal for the Wild, but they came up short in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Blackhawks on Thursday night.

Haula's goal essentially gave the Wild a point, as he netted it with 1:54 left in the game. It was his fourth of the season, and he now has 10 points in 41 games. Charlie Coyle picked up his 11th goal in the loss. Jared Spurgeon, Ryan Suter and Justin Fontaine had the helpers.
Apr 3 - 11:19 PM

Erik Haula is projected to move up the depth chart because of Mikael Granlund's upper-body injury.

He'll start Thursday's game in Chicago between Matt Moulson and Jason Pominville. "It's nice to play more," Haula said. "It's unfortunate what happened to Granny. I hope he has a speedy recovery. He's an important player for our team, but it's all about winning. I got a chance to step up. It's a confidence booster for myself."
Apr 3 - 12:21 PM

Erik Haula will draw back in against the Red Wings Saturday afternoon.

Haula, who has been a healthy scratch in Minnesota's last two games, will center a line featuring Charlie Coyle and Dany Heatley. Cody McCormick will likely sit in the press box in Haula's place. Until he displays some offensive consistency, Haula has no fantasy value.
Mar 22 - 10:26 AM

Erik Haula's goal was overshadowed by the penalty he took in the Wild's 4-3 loss to the Stars on Saturday night.

Haula scored and received 15 penalty minutes (a five-minute major and 10-minute misconduct) after running over Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen in the third, a play that ended up being a decisive point in the game. The Stars scored on the power play to tie the game then got the winner four minutes later. He played only 6:54. Kyle Brodziak and Charlie Coyle scored the other goals in the loss.
Mar 8 - 11:37 PM

Erik Haula has called up by Minnesota.

He notched five goals and five assists in seven games with Iowa during the Olympic break. Haula has four points in 25 outings with Minnesota this season.
Feb 24 - 12:10 PM

Erik Haula has been sent to the minors.

He'll play for AHL Iowa during the Olympic break. Haula was reassigned after Thursday's overtime win over Nashville. He has four points in 25 outings with the Wild this year.
Feb 7 - 9:24 AM

Erik Haula has been called up by Minnesota.

He has produced two assists and 10 shots in 10 games with the Wild this year. Haula is back up with the team because Mikko Koivu will miss at least a week because of a lower-body injury.
Jan 6 - 11:59 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Erik Haula
4Kyle Brodziak
5Jordan Schroeder
LW1Zach Parise
2Matt Cooke
3Jason Zucker
RW1Thomas Vanek
2Jason Pominville
3Charlie Coyle
4Nino Niederreiter
5Stephane Veilleux
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Nate Prosser
7Jonathon Blum
8Christian Folin
G1Niklas Backstrom
2Josh Harding
3Darcy Kuemper